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Welfare-to-Work Programs

The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) provides welfare-to-work grants to states and local communities to help hard-to-employ welfare recipients move into lasting, unsubsidized jobs. The grants are used to equip long-term welfare recipients — generally those with poor education, low skills, and little job experience — with the resources and support they need to find and keep good jobs.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Welfare-to-Work Highlights
Home page for the Department of Labor's Welfare-to-Work program.

Welfare-to-Work Questions and Answers
Provides information on Welfare-to-Work programs, including grant eligibility and administration requirements.

Laws & Regulations on This Topic


42 USC 603
Social Security Act — Grants to States


20 CFR Part 645
Welfare-to-Work Grants; Final Rule; Interim Final Rule